co-authored by Dr. Lamia Rustum Shehadeh of the CS Program, Women and
War in Lebanon was recently published by the University Press of Florida.
The work examines the impact of the Lebanese war on women and the changes
it effected in their roles, behavior and self-fulfillment. It also looks
at the different ways society as a whole regards the status of women in
Reviewing the book, Richard Lobban of Rhode Island wrote that "It
profoundly raises questions about the pacific "nature" of women
as they find themselves in painful circumstances of contradiction and
crisis. This book truly becomes a historical record of these tragic years.
In reviewing the book I found myself struggling to remain objective, while
being profoundly moved. Reading the book became an experience, both vicarious
Covers College Hall
1999 issue of ARAMCO World featured a four-page article on the
new College Hall. Written by May Farah and photographed by Dick Doughty,
the story reviews the tragic bombing and the rebuilding of AUBís
most famous landmark.
Marathon Man Presents His Medal to President Waterbury
Itani presenting his Marathon t-shirt to Dr. Waterbury
an employee in AUB's Supply Department, won two medals in the New York
Marathon last November. Ranking 509th out of 37,000 runners, Ibrahim received
a medal for finishing seventh in the 30-year age group (time 2 hours,
57 minutes, 11 seconds).His second medal was for completing the 42 km
Before tackling New York, he had already run in eight other marathons,
competing in London, Vancouver, Rotterdam, Athens and Lebanon.
The only Lebanese to take part in the New York Marathon, Ibrahim said
he was representing AUB, and to prove it he gave one of his medals and
a Marathon tee shirt to President John Waterbury. On hand to witness the
January 17 presentation was Director of Information and Public relations
Nahla Hwalla Mazhar to spend
Sabbatical leave at Yale University
Dr. Nahla Hwalla. Professor of Nutrition at the Department of Food
Technology and Nutrition, will to do research on hyperinsulinemia and
obesity at Yale University during her sabbatical leave (February 1 to
September 2000). She has also received a Fulbright award for the same
Dr. Hwalla recently published a research paper in the International
Journal of Obesity. The paper, written in collaboration with AUB Medical
School researchers, identifies hyperinsulinemics as a subgroup of the
obese who are sensitive to dietary modifications. The hyperinsulinemics
responded to a high protein diet. Further studies will measure the effect
of diet composition in this subgroup of the obese.